Friday 19th June/... To celebrate the launch of Overlord II, Overlord Dark Legend and Overlord Minions on Friday 26th June, Codemasters invited key members of the UK press to an exclusive venue deep within the bowels of London. The launch event featured introductions to the three new entries in the Overlord tongue-in-cheek fantasy franchise from Overlord II’s creative director, Lennart Sas, as well as Overlord series scriptwriter Rhianna Pratchett. Also on hand were the Overlord’s mistresses Kelda, Fay and Juno, who encouraged members of the UK press to don the Overlord helmet of power and pose for photographs with them.
Codemasters also revealed today that Overlord fans can interact with the series in a number of exciting ways:
• Text Overlord to 83338 and get free ringtones, wallpaper, video and a call from a Minion.
• Twitter @ www.twitter.com/Overlord2 - tweets with the latest Overlord news.
• Facebook @ www.facebook.com/overlordgame - win Minion figurines and stay in touch with videos, news, screenshots, community and contests.
OVERLORD TITLES, COMING 26th JUNE 2009:
A Trio Of Tyrannical Treats
• PLAYSTATION®3 system, Xbox 360, Games For Windows.
Overlord™II is the sequel to the hit warped fantasy action adventure that had players being delightfully despotic. In Overlord II , a new Overlord and a more powerful army of Minions take on an entire empire in a truly epic adventure, inspired by the rise of the Roman Empire. As the Glorious Empire conquers kingdoms and destroys any sign of magic it finds, it’s time to go Minion Maximus and send in the horde.
The Minions return smarter, deadlier (and funnier) and are ready to fight in large scale battles that will see their wild pack mentality squaring up to the organised legions of the Glorious Empire. As ever, they’ll do anything and everything the Overlord commands of them, especially now that they can run ravage and wreck buildings and scenery. They’ve also learn to ride: In Overlord II Minions will be able to mount up and ride wolves and other magical creatures around the landscape and take them into battle, making our band of merry fighters faster and fiercer than ever before. Overlord II is developed by Triumph Studios in Delft, the Netherlands, for the PLAYSTATION®3 system, Xbox 360 and Games For Windows.
OVERLORD™ DARK LEGEND
Designed and developed exclusively for Wii, Overlord Dark Legend is a brand new action adventure steeped in fairy tale lore with sinister, satirical twists. Set in a time before the original game, players take the role of a new young Overlord. As he revels in command of the Minions, our trainee tyrant will be able to take his growing pains out on the local fairy tale inhabitants as he protects his castle and lands.
Connecting players to the game world in three dimensions, the use of the Wii Remote gives unprecedented control over the minions. For example, individual Minions can be plucked from the horde, held by the neck and then, by vigorously shaking the Wii Remote, throttled to imbue him with some Overlordly power and turn him into a manic minion missile. With a now-explosive body, the insane little critter can be guided into enemies with hilarious, if rather fatal, consequences.
Backed by a rich, tongue-in-cheek story from award-winning games author Rhianna Pratchett, the game features Overlord favourites including Halflings, trolls, elves, and dwarves and introduces wicked witches, gingerbread men and Lil’ Red Riding Hood, the seeming sweet girl with a very personal lupine secret. Overlord Dark Legend is developed byClimax Studios, exclusively for Wii.
• Nintendo DS™
Meet Giblet, Blaze, Stench, and Zap– an elite Minion crew who, assisted by minion master Gnarl, get star billing in Overlord Minions , an irresistible and accessible puzzle action game, designed exclusively for Nintendo DS. In Overlord Minions , the Overlord commands the Minion team remotely. The Nintendo DS stylus becomes an extension of his evil will and every precise Touch Screen command is the player-as-Overlord directing, commanding and combining minions in battle, pointing and sweeping them to attack enemies and solving puzzles to execute his dastardly plans.
Controlling the Special Farces team of four, players negotiate fiendish levels and take on a huge range of warped enemies to hunt down the Kindred, a cult dedicated to resurrecting the mighty Dragon Kin, a race of humanoid dragon hybrids, determined to replace the Overlord’s despotism with their own. Extending the Overlord series’ trademark humour, gameplay focuses on the mischievous physical comedy of the minion’s antics and is delivered in a stylised cartoon visual style. Overlord Minions is developed at Climax Studios exclusively for Nintendo DS.
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